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12 Feb 2019 | 01:37 PM UTC

Guinea-Bissau: Teachers to launch 30-day strike February 14

Guinea-Bissau News Alert

Teacher unions call for nationwide 30-day strike on February 14; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Bissau). COUNTRY/REGION Guinea-Bissau

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Unions representing teachers have called for a strike to be organized nationwide starting on Thursday, February 14. Unions have threatened to strike for 30 days to demand better working conditions and higher salaries. Associated protests are possible in the coming days and weeks. A heightened security presence, as well as associated transportation and business disruptions, are expected near any demonstration.


Individuals in Guinea-Bissau are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.


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